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The third is a party whose leaders force reality onto the base, figuring out how to reclaim authority over conservative Americans and straightening out the media ecosystem that supports it.

Patients self-report their pain levels using a survey that asks about pain during various activities, such as fully straightening their knee.

Salas said it was particularly important to get all of the facts straightened out.

His initial charge was to straighten a scouting operation riddled by scandal.

I’m definitely going to vote, so I have to get it straightened out.

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Instead, straighten your civic backbone and push back in clear conscience.

Morris struggled to straighten his back, which involved stiffening a spine rarely used.

Fitzpatrick was supposed to assess the situation in Boston and make recommendations to straighten things out.

The idea was to put the fear of God in Fatah so they would straighten up, but instead Hamas won—and so did Israel.

Smith did her best, at that press conference, to straighten the whole mess out.

The newsboys began to call—the young nurse woke up and began to straighten her hair.

But, now, to straighten out this coil; to shake himself finally free of Chloe, and make Daphne happy again!

Observing our left column was in advance of the right, Cornstalk was attempting to straighten his line by pulling in his left.

Hurry and shave, you know how smooth Jasper Jones' chin always looks, and then straighten up this room.

Spent day in camp trying to straighten things out: the personal, the strategical and the administrative arrangements.


On this page you'll find 61 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to straighten, such as: rectify, uncoil, align, arrange, compose, and correct.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.